Showcase festivals have become an integral part of the music industry. Not only for the exciting new bands and artists playing but for the simple fact that the who’s who of the music industry all get together in one city for a few days with the sole intention of networking and expanding their business!

The showcase festival that pretty much kicks off the new music year in Europe is Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, The Netherlands. From the 11th till the 14th of January the city is filled with bands, artists, agents, promoters, bookers, venues and representatives of more than 400 music festivals.

As somebody working in the music business it is a great place to meet people and learn new things at the talks and presentations held at the conference. Tickets are currently priced at €298 and will only go up if you buy it later. Trust me it is the best investment you will make if you work in the music industry!

As and artist, Eurosonic Noorderslag gives you the chance to submit your music to them for their selection process! The selected bands will be offered a stage to perform in front of industry people that might just take your music career to the next level. In the past many bands and artists have struck deals with labels, publishers and festivals both national and international, taking their career to greater heights!

All you have to do is sign up on this Eurosonic Noorderslag Registration and cross your fingers that you get selected!

Music industry people, buy your conference ticket at this link. A little gift you get is access to the database of all the people attending the conference too! Get networking!